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Hugh “Chip” McAllister

November 4, 2009

Dedication of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute marks new era in h...

Hugh “Chip” McAllister, M.D., an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has made a three-part gift to establish the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.

Cardiology, Research

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October 29, 2009

No longer lost in translation: Interpreters replace pagers with iPo...

At UNC Hospitals, the Interpreter Services department has dumped both pagers and cell phones in favor of a device they find to be much more effective in meeting their needs: the Apple iPod touch.

Innovation, Technology

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UNC Chapel

January 7, 2009

Babies delivered by C-section before 39 weeks more likely to have s...

A new study conducted in part at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that babies delivered by elective Caesarean section before 39 weeks of pregnancy, to mothers who previously had an elective C-section, are much more likely to have serious health problems than newborns delivered under the same circumstances at 39 weeks.

Studies

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UNC Chapel

August 1, 2008

UNC Health Care, Piedmont Health Services partner to provide a high...

UNC Health Care, the UNC School of Medicine and Piedmont Health Services have agreed to work together to create a high-quality cost effective system of care for the uninsured that gives patients access to a medical home, care coordination, medications, and access to diagnostic and specialty services in a timely manner.

North Carolina

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UNC Chapel

April 29, 2008

UNC student-run free health clinic celebrates 40 years of service

CHAPEL HILL – A Carrboro-based health clinic run by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students – the oldest such operation in the United States – is marking 40 years of service with a birthday party at the Carrboro Arts Center this Sunday (April 13).

Community, North Carolina

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Illustration of three colorful digestive organs, including stomach, liver and intestines.

April 29, 2008

UNC Hospitals helps pioneer new imaging device for liver, gallbladd...

UNC Hospitals has joined a small number of hospitals nationwide that is using a new imaging device that provides direct images from inside the ducts as well as access to obtain tissue biopsies.

Innovation, Research, Technology

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Newborn baby.

February 14, 2008

Doctors at UNC Hospitals perform rare, complex surgery to save life...

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Physicians at UNC Hospitals on Monday performed a rare, complex operation on an infant whose head and shoulders were delivered by Caesarean section while the rest of the baby stayed inside the mother’s womb.

Innovation, Pain, UNC Stories

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

UNC Health Care establishes Center for Excellence in Chronic Illnes...

It’s a tradition and a standing appointment for several University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine faculty and UNC Hospitals staff. No latex gloves, stethoscopes, pens or agendas are required. The only order of business is to celebrate Floyd “Buddy” Davis’ birthday.

Awards, Chronic Illness

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Bayer fellowship grant to support graduate fellows in coagulation r...

Bayer Biological Products officials have awarded a grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis that will enhance a program supporting postdoctoral or graduate fellows pursuing careers in coagulation-disorder research.

Research

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Deaf former Miss America Heather Whitestone McCallum to discuss her...

Heather Whitestone McCallum had already led a life of remarkable achievement before she became a mother. In 1994, she was crowned Miss America, the first woman with a disability to win that title. She had been profoundly deaf since she was 18 months old.

Hearing, UNC Stories

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

UNC Hospitals is first in North Carolina to offer ‘blood washing’ t...

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Gary Simpson tried just about everything to lower his extremely high cholesterol levels, but nothing seemed to work.

Hematology, Innovation

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